The Almost Complete History of the World

The Almost Complete History of the World

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By (author) Joseph Cummins, By (author) James Inglis, By (author) Barry Stone

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  • Publisher: PIER 9
  • Format: Paperback | 400 pages
  • Dimensions: 233mm x 297mm x 27mm | 1,839g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Millers Point
  • ISBN 10: 1742667090
  • ISBN 13: 9781742667096
  • Sales rank: 123,091

Product description

"Recorded history is rich with events that have changed the course of human experience-events that have rippled through the centuries, and still others that rumble on today. Here in one amazing volume are 75 of the most important historical events of all time, presented in 75 short, fascinating, fully illustrated and entertaining chapters. Divided into 5 historical sections, An Almost Complete History of the World ALMOST contains all the major historical events that you ever need to know. Chapters include the Peloponnesian War, the fall of the Roman Empire, the Crusades, the travels of Marco Polo, the arrival of Columbus in the New World, the storming of the Bastille, the Gettysburg Address, D-Day, the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, the 9/11 terrorist attacks and 65 other incredible historic episodes. The Almost Complete History of the World is the most complete collection of historical events ever captured in one gripping volume, and is a must have for every home."

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Joseph Cummins is the author of a number of titles for Pier 9, as well as Anything for a Vote: A History of Dirty Tricks and October Surprises in America's Presidential Elections. He lives in Maplewood, New Jersey. James Inglis is an Australian editor and writer of reviews, interviews and opinion pieces for national and state newspapers and periodicals. Barry Stone is a writer and photographer who has been a long-time contributor to some of Australia's largest daily newspapers.

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By Chris Horrocks 07 Feb 2013 5

What's inaccurate about this book? Nothing!
And they aren't rewriting history. Otherwise they would have written a whole
lot of rubbish about Jesus.
Unfortunately, from an historical perspective it is difficult for a historian to talk about the life and death of Jesus Christ because of the gaps and lack of evidence. The historians would be saying this may have happened or that may have happened. Not very good reading.
Remember - unlike nearly all other historical figures - we don't have any documents written by Jesus and NOT ONE person wrote about him while Jesus was still alive. Only many decades after his death. So it's a bit hard to talk about someone who, likely existed, but not much evidence, just hearsay.

By r 03 Jan 2013 1

I think the thing that most shocked me was the complete absence of the life and death of Jesus Christ and birth of Christianity. He goes from from 30 BC and jumps to 79 AD. Very strange.

You might say, well he doesnt want to focus on religion...well no so. He spends one chapter on "the Calling of Mohammad" and all of his teachings.

I do not recommend this book to anyone to read. Well perhaps use this as an example of how men want to rewrite history to serve their own agenda.